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Sharon Fisher is an Idaho Business Review staff writer, covering financial institutions, technology, and business development. She holds a bachelor of science in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a masters in public administration and graduate certificates in geographic informational analysis and in community and regional planning from Boise State University. She likes explaining things and going to meetings. Join me on Twitter at @IBR_SLFisher.

Mountain Health CO-OP fined (access required)

An Idaho health insurance provider was fined $10,000 for inaccurate website information. Mountain Health CO-OP “had represented to agents and posted on its website that certain medical providers at a regional medical facility in Idaho were within the MHC network ...

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Boise State financial technology startup raises $200,000 (access required)

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An Eagle startup has raised $200,000 as part of a new program at Boise State University intended to support Idaho’s entrepreneurial community. SpriteRE, founded in April, helps match online consumers with digital lenders and expedite that process using artificial intelligence, ...

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Taiwanese partnership creates robotics curriculum at Boise State

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In a move intended to make it easier for Idaho businesses to incorporate automation, Boise State University is partnering with a Taiwanese robotics company to create a robotics lab in the university’s school of engineering. NEXCOM, a Taiwanese company, created ...

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Idaho’s biggest incentive program creates jobs (access required)

At the end of June, Idaho’s Tax Reimbursement Incentive (TRI) program, intended to help encourage more companies to come to and expand in Idaho, will be completing its fourth year, and it remains one of the Idaho Department of Commerce’s ...

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Local Idaho governments are vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks (access required)

Government IT departments are increasingly the target of cybersecurity attacks that not only put the public’s personally identifiable information at risk but can cost taxpayers money. “It’s a huge problem,” said Lt. Gov. Brad Little, who served as chairman of ...

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